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Shireen Hakim

Shireen Hakim is the author of the award-winning refugee story "Rabbi the Rabbit" in the anthology OUT OF MANY, ONE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY. She is a Contributing Writer for We Need Diverse Books. She has written for HelloGiggles and NaNoWriMo blog. Shireen has a writing certificate from Stanford University Online.

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Eid ul Adha 2019 is coming up on August 10th, and we've rounded up some spectacular bookish gifts to make kids' Eid more special.

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